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term 3

Welcome back to SAEPS for Term 3. During this term the students will be engaged in a variety of physical activities, games and movement challenges. Students will have opportunities to develop new skills, consolidate others and have opportunities to practise their decision making. 

Students in Foundation will begin the term with a unit on small ball handling skills and skipping.Year 1/2 students will focus on developing their tennis skills, with a strong emphasis on forehand strike. Students in years 3-6 will be busy preparing for the school athletics carnival which will be held later in the term.

Next week we have 16 Year 5/6 students attending Somers School Camp. Somers is camp owned and operated and will be held from Tuesday July 26th to Wednesday, August 3rd.

 

 

The camp has both indoor and outdoor activities all run by specialist permanent teaching staff. The activities are mainly physical and outdoor and include High and Low Ropes Courses, Boating, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Challenge Swing and Initiative Activities which require a reasonable level of physical fitness. All children are also required to take part in the following activities: Archery, Art, Drama, Environmental Studies, Bush Cooking, Orienteering, Bike Education, Flying Fox, Bush Dancing, Disco Night, Singing and Diary Writing.

 

 

 

Welcome back to SAEPS for a new year

Welcome back to SAEPS for 2016.  I hope everyone had a great time over the Christmas break and are fully refreshed and ready for another busy school year. The children have done a great job settling into school life over the past few days. It’s great to see so many happy children excited  about returning to school and eager to participate in learning activities.

All children will participate in a weekly 1 hour Physical Education lesson. Physical Education aims to develop children’s knowledge, understandings and a broad range of physical skills. It focuses on children enhancing their own and other’s health, well-being, safety and physical participation in a variety of activities.

During the year children will participate in a range of competitive and non-competitive games, as well as skill development sessions to improve a range of fundamental motor skills. In these activities they will have opportunities to develop teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills. As a result of their participation in Physical Education activities children will also have opportunities to enhance their social, emotional and cooperative skills.

Many of the activities that the children will be involved in are based around developing their fundamental motor skills such as running, dodging, leaping, jumping, skipping, kicking, throwing, catching and striking. Most skills used in sport and movement activities are advanced versions of fundamental motor skills.

Sport and sport education, gymnastics, dance, swimming, cooperative activities and athletics will also be included in the curriculum. The children will also be involved in fitness activities each lesson.

Prep children will also participate in a weekly Perceptual Motor Program session which aims to develop language, motor, visual, auditory, social skills and memory space such as the ability to remember instructions and recall information.

Children learning to play safely-Welcome back to Term 2

Play is a vital part of childhood – it allows children to learn a range of physical, social and problem solving skills, as well as developing a sense of self and connection to others. It is important that children learn to play responsibly, cooperatively and safely. In every PE lesson there is some time devoted to learning about safe play and behaviour. However this week in PE for the Prep, Yr 1 and 2 children it was the main focus. They were learning how to jump, land and roll safely. Most children performed really well, displaying an ability to quickly learn and execute the skills competently. Hopefully this will reduce the risk of injury when children are involved in physical activities.

Year 3/4 children have been developing their throwing and catching skills and learning how to play the game of Newcomb. They learnt how to chest pass balls over the net. Generally this was not too difficult, however some of the smaller children did struggle a bit as first. By the end of the lesson the children were able to successfully play games with simple rules. Some of the Year 4 children who knew the rules took responsibility for organising and running the games.

The Year 5/6 children have been learning the rules and how to play Tchoukball. This is one of the games that we play for Winter Interschool Sport which is commencing next week. The children quickly developed an understanding of the basic game structure and rules and were beginning to display some tactical thinking and awareness. Room 7 played a fantastic game with Julian, Robert, Gloria, Anzac and Truong all starring and displaying great skills.

Welcome to 2015

Welcome back everyone. A new year of learning and growing for all of us SAEPS. The aim of Physical Education is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and motivation to seek health and physical competence through lifelong involvement in physical activity. Physical Education seeks to promote healthy lifestyles among children.

Children will have opportunities to learn and improve their competency in a range of physical skills. Involvement in competitive and non-competitive games allows them to practise and refine these skills, as well as providing opportunities to develop teamwork, collaboration leadership skills. As a result of their participation in Physical Education activities children will also enhance their social, emotional and cooperative skills.

Many of the activities that the children will be involved in are based around developing their fundamental motor skills such as running, jumping, skipping, kicking, throwing, catching and striking. Most skills used in sport and movement activities are advanced versions of fundamental motor skills.

Other areas that will be covered during the year include sport and sport education, gymnastics, dance, cooperative activities and athletics. The children will also be involved in fitness activities each lesson.

Prep children will also participate in a Perceptual Motor Program which aims to develop language, motor, visual, auditory, social and memory space such as the ability to remember instructions and recall information.

 

Welcome back to Term 4

 

Welcome back to the last term for Term 4. During this term as the year draws to a close, the students will be participating in a variety of activities, games and challenges. They will learn new skills, consolidate others and have opportunities to improve their decision making and social skills. As much as possible time in each lesson will be devoted to fitness activities.

Students in Foundation will begin the term with a unit on Dancing. Following that they will learn about Safe Climbing when travelling on, over and off apparatus. They will also have to the opportunity to develop dodging and ball handling skills during the term.

Year 1/2 students will also begin with some Dancing, followed by Climbing activities. After that they will be working on ball handling skills and applying them in simple games.

Year 3/4 students will also begin the term with a unit on Dancing. They will then spend a few weeks developing their Netball skills, understanding of rules and how to play the game. The students will then develop their gymnastics skills with a unit on Vaulting

Badminton skills will be focused on in Year 5/6. Students will be given the opportunity to develop a range of skills necessary to play the game, as well as rules and games tactics. At the completion of this unit, students will apply their skills and participate in a Badminton competition. Following this the students will have opportunity to be creative and develop their own dance routines. They will also be Vaulting.

We will also offer the students involvement in the Karate and Basketball AASC Programs. Whole school swimming will also be held, beginning early December and running for 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Getting ready for a busy term

Term 4 has commenced and is already building up to be a very busy time at SAEPS. Planning has began for the Whole School Swimming program that will be held from December 2nd to 13th. We are going to Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre which offers a well balanced progam in a safe environment.

Approximately 10 students are preparing to attend Camp Woorabinda from December 9th to 13th. The camp which is located near Moe, is run by The Department of Education and Early Childhood. The camp is for Year 4 and 5 students delivers a focused educational program based around bush craft.

In PE the Year 5/6s will be focusing on Major games such as badminton and hockey. They will continue to participate in co-operative activities, ball-handling and fitness activities. The Year 3/4s have begun the term participating in a unit of Volleyball, building on their skills learnt earlier this when playing Newcomb. They will also be involved in units on Gymnastics, co-operative games and Teeball. The Year 1/2s have begun the term concentrating on improving their skipping skills. They have also practised safe running in a group. They will be working on developing their balance, ball-handling and jumping skills. The Preps have begun the term with a unit designed to make them more aware of others when working in the hall. They will aslo be working on dodging, gymnastics and balance skills.

Phys Ed at SAEPS- an overview

Students at St Albans East participate in a 1 hour Physical Education lesson each week. The aim of the program is to develop knowledge, skills and motivation to seek health and physical competence through lifelong involvement in physical activity. Physical Education seeks to promote healthy lifestyles among students. Many of the activities that the students will be involved in are based around developing their fundamental motor skills such as throwing, catching, running, kicking, jumping and striking. Most skills used in sport and movement activities arre advanced versions of fundamental motor skills. Other areas that will be covered during the year include sport and sport education, gymnastics, dance, cooperative acvtivities and athletics.